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Karma
Karma
Karma When people are happy and contented, they tend to take life for granted. It is when they suffer, when they find life difficult, that they begin to search for a reason and a way out of their difficulty. They may ask, why some are born in poverty and suffering, while others are born in fortunate circumstances? Some people believe that it is due to fate, chance, or an invisible power beyond their control. The Buddha taught that one\'s present condition, whether of happiness or suffering, is t
America... land of the free and home of the brave;
America... land of the free and home of the brave;
America... land of the free and home of the brave; the utopian society which every European citizen desired to be a part of in the 18th and 19th centuries. The revolutionary ideas of The Age of Enlightenment such as democracy and universal male suffrage were finally becoming a reality to the philosophers and scholars that so elegantly dreamt of them. America was a playground for the ideas of these enlightened men. To Europeans, and the world for that matter, America had become a kind of mirage,
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 19
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 19
Growing up as a Negro in the South in the early 1900’s is not that easy, for some people tend to suffer different forms of oppression. In this case, it happens in the autobiography called Black Boy written by Richard Wright. The novel is set in the early part of the 1900’s, somewhere in deep Jim Crow South. Richard Wright, who is obviously the main character, is also the protagonist. The antagonist is no one person in particular, for it takes many different forms called oppression in general. Th
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Sadly, modern Americans seem to have done a better job preserving what Thomas Jefferson has left us in bricks and mortar than we have preserving his ideas. Tourists visiting Charlottesville, Virginia, can witness firsthand the ongoing efforts to preserve Jefferson\'s home at Monticello as well as his splendid little Academical Village, the Lawn, which is still a vital center of student life at the University of Virginia. Further down the road, near Lynchburg, Virginia, preservat
Immanuel Kant simply stated the creed of the enlig
Immanuel Kant simply stated the creed of the enlig
Immanuel Kant simply stated the creed of the enlightenment: Dare to know, (Kant 1). To thinkers like Kant, to achieve enlightenment was to gain release from...self-incurred tutelage...[the] inability to make use of [one’s] understanding without direction from another, (Kant 1). Enlightenment thinkers addressed this issue. They present to us the question; why is it so hard to think for oneself? They propose answers to this puzzle, as well as provide solutions that will teach us how to think f
METAPHYSICS
METAPHYSICS
METAPHYSICS THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE AND BEYOND The complex knowledge of metaphysics – once comprehended – is capable of helping an individual reach self-realization. Aristotle, a renowned man of thinking, conjured metaphysics to help understand the theories of intelligence - - it’s core of existence and where it comes from, truth, and cause. The Greek philosopher provided text and concepts solely purposed to explicitly describe the purpose of man and his actions. Hence, obtaining this newfound infor
Buddhism – A Way to Salvation
Buddhism – A Way to Salvation
Buddhism – A Way to Salvation Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religions for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology, it covers both the natural and spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. (Albert Einstein) Known as one of the world’s great religions, it is professed by over 3500,000,000 people, most of whom live in the Far East. B
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The terms ¡¥traditional¡¦ and ¡¥modern¡¦ are so of
The terms ¡¥traditional¡¦ and ¡¥modern¡¦ are so often used in conversation, and also in reference to Society, that it is a good exercise to consider what these terms do mean in a comparative light. Berman in All that is solid melts in air puts forward an interesting set of ideas in the comment that people who live in traditional ways, or in modern ones, can almost be said to occupy different states of mind. For instance, a full 500 years have passed since some peoples first met up with the influ